Miscarriages of justice, in other words, cases where the innocent are put behind bars or executed due to various reasons, have plagued justice systems for years. Efforts are continually being made to make reparations to those that have suffered injustice and prevent future cases. Do your research and write an essay concerning how miscarriages of justice may be prevented. It is suggested that you spread your research out over four days for maximum benefit.
Reading material to annotate
1. “Necessary reform to prevent and recognize miscarriages of justice” http://sclomax.co.uk/necessaryreform.htm
2. “List of miscarriages of justice cases” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_miscarriage_of_justice_cases
3. Canadian policy on the prevention of miscarriages of justice: a step in the right direction” http://www.crime-prevention-intl.org/io_view.php?io_id=132&io_page_id=722
4. “Changes in relation to miscarriages of justice” http://www.lawteacher.net/english-legal-system/essays/changes-in-relation-to-miscarriages-of-justice-law-essay.php
If you want to expand your research and make this activity into a longer project:
1. “Miscarriage of justice; Amanda Knox” This is an archive of articles on every aspect of the issue; browse, read and make notes:
Documentaries and videos to watch and make notes on:
1. Go to http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/search/?results=Miscarriages+of+justice in order to view the complete list of documentaries on this issue and select.
2. “Wrongfully convicted; it can happen to anyone” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACgWdzzl6R0
3. “Criminal justice degree hub” http://www.criminaljusticedegreehub.com/top-10-criminal-justice-ted-talks/ Scroll down until you reach the following video: “The problem with eyewitness testimony”. One word of warning: it takes a couple of minutes for the play sign to come up.